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Sexualities

2016 Impact Factor: 0.922
2016 Ranking: 78/143 in Sociology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Studies in Culture and Society

Founding Editor
Ken Plummer University of Essex, UK
Editors
Feona Attwood Middlesex University, UK
Travis S. K. Kong University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Roisin Ryan-Flood University of Essex, UK
Book Review Editor
Isabel Crowhurst University of Essex, UK


eISSN: 14617382 | ISSN: 13634607 | Current volume: 20 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Sexualities is an established international journal and an invaluable resource, publishing articles, reviews and scholarly comment on the shifting nature of human sexualities. The journal adopts a broad, interdisciplinary perspective covering the whole of the social sciences, cultural history, cultural anthropology and social geography, as well as feminism, gender studies, cultural studies and lesbian and gay studies.

Sexualities publishes work of an analytic and ethnographic nature which describes, analyses, theorises and provides a critique on the changing nature of the social organisation of human sexual experience in the late modern world.

"Sexualities has more than fulfilled its initial manifesto. It has rapidly become indispensable for the serious student of the sexual. Its intelligence and liveliness gives academic publishing a good name." Jeffrey Weeks, London South Bank University, UK

"In a short time Sexualities has become established as a major journal in the field, publishing a lively and diverse range of articles from both new and internationally renowned scholars." Stevi Jackson, University of York, UK

The journal covers a wide-range of topics, and a full list can be found here:http://sex.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/Topics_List.pdf

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Society Discount
Members of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality receive 25% discount on the individual rate. To qualify for this discount simply confirm details of your membership and quote the society code SSSS when ordering!

For further information about the society visit http:/www.sexscience.org/

Electronic Access:

Sexualities is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://sexualities.sagepub.com

Consistently one of the world’s leading journals in the exploration of human sexualities within a truly interdisciplinary context, Sexualities publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles that exemplify the very best of current research. It is published six times a year and aims to present cutting-edge debate and review for an international readership of scholars, lecturers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates.

Sexualities publishes work of an analytic and ethnographic nature which describes, analyses, theorizes and provides a critique on the changing nature of the social organization of human sexual experience in the late modern world. It seeks to inform about 'lived life' and 'real world events' and to stimulate debate and discussion over controversies surrounding contemporary sexualities.

The journal covers a wide-range of topics, and a full list can be found here:http://sex.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/Topics_List.pdf

Each issue contains a special features section including some of the following: book reviews; classic books revisited; interviews; reviews of films and film festivals; panel discussions and debates; photographic information; teaching essays; state of the field reviews; electronic networking information; conference announcements and reports; select bibliographies on special topics.

International Advisory Editorial Board
Barry Adam University of Windsor, Canada
Kath Albury The University of New South Wales, Australia
Dennis Altman La Trobe University, Australia
Paul Amar University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Meg Barker The Open University
Elizabeth Bernstein Columbia University, USA
Evelyn Blackwood Purdue University, USA
Tom Boellstorff University of California, Irvine, USA
Moira Carmody University of Western Sydney, Australia
Raewyn Connell University of Sydney, Australia- Retired
Gary Dowsett La Trobe University, Australia
Jan Willem Duyvendak University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
R Danielle Egan St Lawrence University, USA
Marc Epprecht Queen’s University, Canada
James Farrer Sophia University, Japan
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez University of Texas-Austin
Gayatri Gopinath New York University, USA
Jack Halberstam University of Southern California, USA
Jeff Hearn Örebro University University, Hanken School of Economics, and University of Huddersfield
Gert Hekma University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phil Hubbard University of Kent, UK
Janice Irvine University of Massachusetts, USA
Stevi Jackson University of York, UK
Katrien Jacobs The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Christian Klesse Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Don Kulick University of Chicago, USA
Thomas W Laqueur University of California, Berkeley, USA
Martin Manalansan IV University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Fran Martin University of Melbourne, Australia
Joseph A Massad Columbia University, USA
Mark McLelland University of Wollongong, Australia
John Mercer Birmingham City University, UK
Richard Mole University College London, UK
Surya Monro University of Huddersfield, UK
Viviane Namaste Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Canada
Jodi O'Brien Seattle University
Susanna Paasonen University of Turku, Finland
Mark Padilla Florida International University, USA
Rebecca Plante Ithaca College, USA
Jasbir Puar Rutgers University at New Jersey, USA
Kane Race University of Sydney, Australia
Diane Richardson Newcastle University, UK
Lisa Rofel University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Gayle Rubin University of Michigan, USA
Teela Sanders Leicester University
Theo Sandfort Columbia University, USA
Petula Sik Ying Ho Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Clarissa Smith University of Sunderland, UK
Arlene Stein Rutgers University
Yvette Taylor University of Strathclyde, UK
Leonore Tiefer New York University, USA
Jeffrey Weeks London South Bank University, UK
Jan Wickman Abo Akademi University, Finland
Andrew Yip University of Nottingham, UK
Audrey Yue University of Melbourne, Australia
Associate Editor and Administrator
Agnes Skamballis University of Essex, Colchester, UK
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Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Sexualities

This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sexu to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Sexualities will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

  1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper
  2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
  3. Publishing policies
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving
  4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services
  5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions
  6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article
  7. Further information

 

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Sexualities, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope

1.2 Article Types

Sexualities publishes high quality research articles in all subjects covered by its aims and scope. It also publishes commentary pieces and book reviews. Sexualities publishes themed issues per volume.

Manuscript preparation: papers should not normally exceed 7,000 words and should be typed double spaced on single-sided A4 or US standard size paper. Ensure that your paper includes (a) title page with title and author (b) abstract page: the abstract should be about 100 words; plus 5 key words (c) the text presented with the title (but not the author) repeated again (d) endnotes where needed (e) full, checked reference section following Harvard style with authors and dates bracketed in the text and with full bibliography at the end (see journal for examples), (f) a separate page (for the purposes of blind refereeing) with full details of all authors, their current affiliation and address/phone/fax/email details plus a short biographical note (c. 75 words), (g) a separate page with a contact address for the next 6 months, email included.

Tables should be typed (double line spaced) on separate sheets and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables. Illustrations: all line diagrams and photographs are termed Figures and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not requiring redrawing), each on a separate A4 sheet. They should be reproducible to a final printed text area of 115 mm x 185 mm. Photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted black and white prints with a good range of contrast. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.

Style: use a clear readable style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, define them when first used. Use non-racist, non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.

Spellings: UK or US spellings may be used with '-ize' spellings as given in the Oxford English Dictionary (e.g. organize, recognize).

Punctuation: use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes. Dates should be presented in the form 1 May 1998. Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).

1.3 Writing your paper

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

Sexualities operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name is withheld from the reviewer. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees.

2.2 Authorship

Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

  • Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
  • Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
  • Approved the version to be published,
  • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

2.4 Funding

Sexualities requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

Sexualities encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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3. Publishing Policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

3.1.1 Plagiarism

Sexualities and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

3.3 Open access and author archiving

Sexualities offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

4.1 Formatting

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

4.3 Supplementary material

Sexualities does not currently accept supplemental files.

4.4 Reference style

Sexualities adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file

4.5 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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5. Submitting your manuscript

Sexualities is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sexu to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

5.1 ORCID

As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

5.2 Information required for completing your submission

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.3 Permissions

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

6.2 Online First publication

Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article

SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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7. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Sexualities editorial office as follows:

Journal office email address: jrnsexu@essex.ac.uk

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